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This Little Piggy - my intro to #realpigfarming

So – when I toured Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure that was only the first half of the day! We spent the second half of the day with pigs – and it was awesome! 1,018 more words


Farm-to-fork means new opportunities for small growers

The farm-to-fork movement has been good to many restaurants in the Sacramento region. Easy access to locally grown food has built revenue and reputations.

But it’s not all about the fork. 249 more words


A link to crop yield variability

Estimating crop yield is very important when constructing a farm operating budget.  Widening irregularity in harvested grain yield is making this process more challenging. So what is leading to this variability? 249 more words

Water Worries in the Arizona Desert

When we visited the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, we saw several paintings from Doug Smith’s American Agricultural Landscape series. They struck me as odd, since the works all depicted Midwestern farm scenes, but a quote Mr. 572 more words


Is Bioenergy a Bad Idea?

A new study published by the World Resource Institute (WRI) has sparked new debates about bioenergy.  The Report titled, “Avoiding Bioenergy Competition for Food Crops and Land,” 542 more words